St. Patrick’s Day festivities are springing up all over town

Now that Spring is just days away, getting outside to enjoy nature or an event is a must. Here are a few local activities to enjoy this weekend.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Cooper’s Riverview

St. Patrick’s Day Party at Cooper’s Riverview

Friday, March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day, and on this day many enjoy feasting on good dishes and enjoying good company. Cooper’s Riverview is having a St. Pat’s Party featuring Shameless Band and DJ Jazzi, as well as a special food and drinks menu starting at Happy Hour. Click here to place your reservation or call 609.393.7300. To view their special St. Patrick’s menu, visit their website.

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Date: March 17th

Time: Happy Hour

Location: Cooper’s Riverview 50 Riverview Plaza, Trenton

2023 Miss St. Patrick Eva Kelly and 2023 Parade Grand Marshal Michael “Mick” Conboy

St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Hamilton

Hamilton has another St. Patty’s Day event to celebrate. The city is back with the 2023 St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 18th, which is a time-honored tradition stemming back to 1985.

At 12:30 p.m., the parade will begin with an opening ceremony at the Nottingham Fire House on Mercer Street, and the parade will begin at 1:00 p.m. The reviewing stand will be located at Nottingham Way and Shady Lane. This year’s theme for the free event will be “The Green Grasses of Ireland”. 2023 Miss St. Patrick is Eva Kelley and the Parade Grand Marshal is Michael “Mick” Conboy. Come out and join the other thousands of people who gather to celebrate the day. For more information on the parade, click here.

Date: March 18th

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Location: Nottingham Fire House, 200 Mercer Street in Hamilton

Join the Cross Jersey Challenge with the Free Walkers for their spring ahead walk

FreeWalkers is a non-profit organization that offers events, information, networking and education on the health benefits of walking. The organization’s goal is to challenge people to participate in long-distance walking events, such as their upcoming Spring Ahead Walk/Cross-Jersey Challenge this Saturday, March 18th at 8:00 a.m. in Trenton. The Cross-Jersey Challenge offered by the FreeWalkers sets a goal of walking the 100 miles of the East Coast Greenway across the entire state. This walk is part of the ECG trail from Trenton to New York City, and features many highlights along the way.

This free event invites people to join the organization at Trenton Transit Center for a walk as long as 13 or 40 miles. This year, participants will head north after Calhoun Street, cross the Roebling pedestrian bridge into Stacy Park, and enjoy a more natural course through Trenton. The 13-mile walk will end at Turning Basin Park in Princeton, while those walking on for the full 40 miles will continue to New Brunswick along the D&R Canal. This is a casual walk to get bodies back in motion.

Highlights that you can expect to see during your stroll are:

-Mill Hill Park

-Old Barracks

-State Capitol

-Roebling pedestrian bridge

-Stacy Park

-Battle of Trenton Monument

-D and R Canal towpath

For more information on this weekend’s event and the upcoming walks, and to reserve your spot, visit the organization’s site here.

Date: March 18th

Time: 8:00 a.m.

Location: Trenton Transit Center 72 S. Clinton Ave. Trenton

Rescue a cat this Adoption Day in Trenton

Every third Saturday of each month, it’s Adoption Day at Bag of Bones Barkery with Trenton Cats Rescue (TCR). Since 2012, TCR has been committed to helping and providing safe homes and families to cats in Trenton. They hold several adoption events in various locations. Visit here for more information on additional locations and the cute cats up for adoption.

They also welcome funding in order to continue their work to improve the lives of cats in Trenton.

Date: March 18th

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location: 364 NJ-33, Hamilton Township, NJ 08619

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